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New Mexico Land Conservancy

Helping people conserve the places they love.


Conservation easements protect:


Helping ensure that our watersheds remain whole and healthy – filtering and replenishing – and that precious, life-giving rivers, streams and other water flows are protected.


Helping protect the natural resources that wildlife depend on: water, habitat, and open space for their migratory corridors and flyways. After all, wildlife – and nature, in general – doesn’t recognize property lines!

Working Lands    

Helping ranchers and farmers keep their properties whole and their heritage preserved, providing food and protecting New Mexico’s open space for public benefit.

Our Vision: One Million Acres Conserved!

Goal: 1,000,000 acres by 2030!

672,953 total acres conserved!

Land Conservation protects water, too!

Land conservation can play a critical role in ensuring that our watersheds remain whole and healthy. New Mexico Land Conservancy efforts  have led to:

Conservation of:

of seasonal and perennial waterways

.. . . and an additional:

acres of wetlands
Total acres as of December 31, 2022



Conserving land. Preserving heritage.

Our goal is to preserve New Mexico’s unique and diverse land heritage for conservation purposes and the benefit of local communities, the public, and future generations.

For Love of the Land

Latest News

NMLC seeks a Communications & Development Manager

Join our Team! NMLC is seeking a Communications & Development Manager. Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED.

NMLC is seeking a Stewardship Intern

Join our Team! NMLC is seeking a Stewardship Intern to assist with annual field work monitoring our 100+ conservation easements throughout New Mexico!  APPLICATION deadline is May 9, 2023.

NMLC Welcomes New Executive Director, Mimi Wolok

New Mexico Land Conservancy (NMLC) is delighted to announce that attorney Mimi Wolok has accepted the position of Executive Director.

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